Swampy Acres

This film explores the perspective of Juneau residents regarding Swampy Acres, delving into its historical significance. It serves as a focal point for the local agricultural community, offering feed, animals, and unwavering support. Through interviews and storytelling, the film unfolds the history of Swampy Acres and how it supported Juneau for generations. 

Exploring Community and Place through Media Arts took place in the Spring of 2023 at Montessori Borealis Middle School in Juneau on the ancestral homeland of the Áak’w Kwáan and T’aaku Kwáan. Approximately thirty 7th to 8th grade students created films. Students reflected on the prompt of “What makes the Juneau community unique?” and explored topics ranging from important historical events of years’ past to community events taking place today. During this workshop students had the unique opportunity to work with archivists at the Alaska State Museum to find primary sources to better tell the stories they were investigating.

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Land Acknowledgement

This video was filmed on Tlingit Land. Learn more about land acknowledgements at native-land.ca.